Blogaversary Giveaway

Time flies when you're blogging.  This month marks the one year anniversary for what I like to call "my little blogging experiment".

In honor of this first year, I'm hosting my first-ever giveaway x 2.



I'll be giving away two sets of these pillowcases which I machine embroidered.  I thought these would be a perfect gift to say thank you for your support and encouragement over the last year.


Many of you may remember similar embroidered pillowcases that I featured earlier this year in a project post entitled Pillow Talk.   

This is a really fun project and if you have an embroidery machine, I hope you check out the "how-to" post if you care to duplicate them.  Just click the "pillow talk" link above for instructions.


This is my first giveaway, but I suspect many of you are already familiar with how a giveaway works. 

Just leave a comment at the end of this post between now and Monday-June 30, 2008 at 6pm CST and you'll be entered into the random drawing.  I'll close this post to additional comments right after the deadline.


I'll have my two favorite pint-size helpers (my kids) draw two names at random and the winners will receive one of the pillowcase sets pictured here and I'll post the names of the winners here. 

Are you true blue?  Then perhaps that is the color for you.  If you're more into red, imagine that set on your bed.







Once again, I want to thank everyone for stopping by over this last year.  It's been great to connect with so many crafters and creative spirits from all over the world.  I'm humbled by your visits and kind words and I look forward to another year of sharing fun and doable projects. 

Don't forget Monday June 30, 2008 at 6pm CST is the deadline to get your name into the drawing. 

Please remember to leave contact information like a blog link or e-mail addy so that I can reach you if your name is picked.

A hearty thanks to all of you for popping by and thanks so much for participating in my first blogaversary giveaway.

  • frenchgardenhouse

    Congratulations, Lisa! It’s always more than a treat to visit your blog, and see what new beautiful things you are making.
    Here’s to another wonderful year, friend.
    xo Lidy

  • Nancy

    Both are gorgeous, here hoping that I might be able to put them on my own pillow.

  • Kaye Richardson

    Just discovered your blog TODAY! LOVE the pillowcases! Great blog!

  • Rebecca

    very pretty – and happy blogaversary!

  • Kristin

    Happy anniversary! I just found your blog via Craft Addict. Just in time for a giveaway! I’m looking forward to checking out your blog.

  • Lisa D.

    Happy Blogiversary! I would love a chance to win those beautiful pillowcases!

  • TLC

    Happy Anniversary! I am a red girl so I am crazy about the red embroidered pillowcase. Thanks for all you do for us in blogland!!

  • Ivana

    Happy Blogaversary!
    Iยดm from Argentina, and I found your blog last month and I inmediatly fall in love with it. Thanks for all you do!

  • Teddy

    This is my first time on your blog. You are beautiful and your pillow cases are lovely. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with me.

  • Teddy

    This is my first time on your blog. You are beautiful and your pillow cases are lovely. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with me.

  • Jacquie

    I do love reading your blog. Congrats on your anniversary!

  • Penny

    Happy Anniversary!!! Your pillowcases are so beautiful, what a treasure you are to give them away!

  • Laura

    Hi Lisa, Beautiful Blog and work and you are so beautiful too! Look forward to reading your blog during your 2nd year!

  • Rachael

    Hi Lisa,
    Good luck organising your lucky dip with all these comments! So many of us want some of your beautiful work. Thanks so much for your recent kind comments – I’m back in blogland/email land after a looong absence.
    Happy Blogaversary! (Do you think there’ll be cards for these soon?!)

  • Kieny The Dutchlady

    Congrats on your one year blog anniversary! Does pillow cases are beautiful.

  • suz greenwood

    they remind me of my childhood. Absolutely Beautiful

  • veronica

    Happy blogaversary! Love the red embroidery- red really has been my color lately.

  • Jodi

    They are Beautiful! Absolutely amazing.
    What a wonderful give away.

  • Ramona

    Congratulations! I just discovered your blog. I like it already. I love the red pillowcases the best. I see I will be spending time looking at your old posts.

  • Ruthie

    Congratulations. What a nice blog you have. My favorite color is blue. I have an embroidery machine and don’t use it verymuch, but you have inspired me to try some new things.

  • Darcy

    So thrilled that you gave your “blog experiment” a try. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and am glad you are sharing your talents!

  • Nancy

    Happy Blogaversary!! I just found your site and can’t wait to go back and read more. The pillow slips are lovely….the red’s the best….
    I will be marking you and reading every day….

  • Stephanie

    Congrats. I just found your blog through Purple and Paisley and I’m sure glad I did. You’re now bookmarked and headed to my blog roll. Awesome blog…beautiful and informational. Gorgeous pillowcases too!!!

  • Laura

    Wow, lovely pillowcases!

  • Em

    Wow, those are beautiful pillowcases! I wish I had an embroidery machine! I love that red! Happy Blogiversary – I found your site through SMS! I love it, and will be back for sure!

  • Francine Howell

    I would love to have these they are beautiful. I love your decorating ideas you inspire me.

  • tash

    congratulations!! the red ones are absolutely beautiful!!! ( well so are the blue!) i’d be honoured to have them on my bed, all the way here in Australia!!

  • Rachel

    happy anniversary! I recently discovered your blog and just love all of your ideas and inspiration. . . i’d lllloooovvvveee to win!

  • Wendy

    Swooning over the pretty pillowcases!
    Happy Blogaversary! First found you from Romantic Homes Mag!

  • Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

    Happy Blogaversary! I’m a little late to the party! I can’t believe that those pillowcases aren’t vintage. They are gorgeous!

  • Christine Annette

    Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful giveaway! Please enter me.
    Smiles, Christine

  • Lesliesews

    I am new to your blog. Beautiful, beautiful work! You inspire me.

  • cori

    Your pillowcases are absolutely gorgeous. I have been a lurker for awhile now and so enjoy your posts – Happy, Happy Blog Anniversary to you!

  • Jill

    Congratulations! Your pillowcases are positively stunning!

  • Joanna

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love the pillowcases and would be thrilled if I won either set! I am having a giveaway, too, so pop over and enter if you’d like…

  • pumpkinviolet

    Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog and from what I’ve read, it’s great! I love your detailed explanation of your beautiful quilt. That quilt is a keeper, tell sis she’ll get another one ;-). Those colors would be perfect in MY family room :-). The pillowcases that you are giving away are so pretty.
    Someone will be very lucky to get those treasures.

  • jen davis

    Oh wow! They are just beautiful, I don’t know how you could part with them!

  • Sonnja

    Congrats on the blogaversary! Your pillowcases are beautiful!
    Kind regards,
    Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
    From the Netherlands

  • Ally in Canada

    Congrats on your blogaversary! The pillow cases are stunning!!!

  • Elizabeth Marchus

    Hi Lisa,
    I just found your blog and I’m so happy!. Its wonderful and I love your quilt, I sew too and do all kinds of needle work. I would love to have your beautiful pillow cases on my bed. I am working on counted cross stitch pillow cases right now.
    [email protected]

  • Vicki (HKS)

    Congratulations on your first year. Love the pillow cases. Something I must try myself!

  • Sasha Farina

    Someone recommended your blog to me and I’ve been lurking ever since! Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful works you do!

  • melissa @ the inspired room

    Goodness gracious, everyone wants to win your giveaway! And I don’t blame them, this is FABULOUS! I must win. I must. I’m begging.
    Your work is divine, dear! I know I’ve said it before, but it really is exquisite. You are amazing!
    I’m so behind in blog reading after being away, but I am SO glad I made it here in time!
    Happy Blogaversary. So glad you are a blogging friend.

  • Carrie

    Congratulations on your blog milestone! Please enter me in your giveaway.

  • darcie

    Pretty pillowcase, do you do hand embrodiery as well? That’s what I’ve been doing lately & love it! Congrats on a year. :o)
    [email protected]

  • Julie Size

    Well – since it does not look good for me getting the machine I wanted to badly this year… yes yes yes – please enter me into your drawing!!!

  • Teresa

    Congratulations on your blog-a-versery…I have visited many times and just love all that you do. I most certainly need to go to the tutorial on the pillow cases…they are beautiful…I would be curious to know what type embroidary machine you have…I have one and am seriously thinking of trading up…mine is great…but I want to be able to embroider in a larger area…and I need to be able to download designs from the computer…b/c I can not find cards anymore that I LOVE.
    Love the pillow cases…I would love, love, love to win a set…count me in as “wishing” to win!

  • Sonia

    Happy anniversary…..I’m a true blue girl!!!! and I’m keeping my fingers crossed xx

  • jennifer Paganellli

    did I make it???? these are terrific…me

  • Anita K`

    I can not begin to tell you how wonderful the red pillowcases would look in my black & white bedroom. Congrats on your anniv.!

  • nwalker

    Beautiful Pillow Cases. My grandmother and my aunt hand embroidered pillow cases and I am lucky to have received some of their beautiful work and I use them often on my beds. Thanks for sharing what a emb.machine can do on something so simple.

  • Diane ( Crafty Passions)

    Happy Anniversary!!
    You have a cute blog I will be back for more, count me in your give away!
    Take care,

  • traci

    wow – you have a lot of comments – how exciting!! happy blog anniversary to you. love the pillow cases – they are beautiful!!

  • Karla

    Happy Blogaversary Lisa! I so enjoy my visits to your blog. You are full of inspiration and light.

  • Susan

    Happy Blogaversary!
    I look forward to all of your posts.

  • RG

    Congrats on 1 year…time flies!! Great Blog!!

  • Lisa D.

    Congrats on your 1st Blogaversary!! love your blog and your projects, always very inspirational. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chris Anderson

    Wow! Congratulations!! One year is a milestone for sure. I just recently found you from the wonderful article about you in “Romantic Homes” magazine. I really admire your many talents and all you have accomplished in a short period of time. Your blog is terrific!! Best Wishes

  • Suz Gray

    This is my first visit to your blog – found it on a friend of a friend of a friend just linking from blog to blog and boy am I happy I did…. not just the giveaway though they are beautiful. But you are so talented and give so much inpiration…
    congrats on 1 year blogging

  • Ivory Spring

    Oh, those pillow cases are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for offering them as give-away gifts!

  • Courtney Walsh

    I love these!! You are soooo talented! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sheree

    Happy Anniversary, Lisa! These pillowcases are gorgeous!

  • Sarah

    Happy, happy Blogaversary!! I’m so happy to have found your blog this year. You do a marvelous job of documenting your creative life!

  • Adla

    Oh Lisa, I’ve always admired these pretties you’ve embroidered, I’m imagining it against my whites. I’d so love to win it, please enter me into your draw :)Wishing you a Happy 1st blog anniversary…cheers to many more to come!
    chat soon, Adla

  • KateB

    Wish I could blog like you! The pillowcases are lovely!
    KateBlue (hope I get the blue one)

  • giabella designs

    Those are the prettiest pillowcases I have ever seen! How much thread do you go through for one pillowcase? I can’t wait until I master the serger, then maybe I can move on to the embroider machine after that! Great job, it is lovely.

  • holly berry elf

    An E-friend sent me your link saying she thought I would enjoy it — that is a massive understatement!! I have spent several hours just wandering around looking at your wonderful blog and picking up ideas! Yes — enter me in your contest! Thank you for sharing! congrats on the one year blog anniversary! Your two kids are charmers.

  • Anne Davis

    I am one of your mom’s classmates from Morgan greatest Class of 57′ I feel as though I know you just from this web page. It is wonderful and I am sending it to my three daughters who are artsy and crafty also. Keep up th ebeautiful work.

  • Dawn

    Love your blog and would love the red or the blue!;-)
    Thanks for the chance to win and happy blogaversary!!

  • Nance

    72 comments! wow, i probably don’t stand a chance but it doesn’t hurt to try. lol
    Happy blogaversary and thank you for providing your readers tips and sharing pictures of your work.

  • Christina

    These are gorgeous!!! PLeae enter moi…

  • Laura Buske

    Wow – One year already, it’s like watching your children grow, it happens so fast! Congratulations! Love your work and your blog. Keep it coming!

  • June Parrish Cookson

    Hi Lisa,
    A Very Happy Blogiversary To You!! You’re special to all of us. Of course the giveaway is perfect just as you and your blog have been throughout the year. Look forward to more wonderfully inspiring projects you’ll be sharing in the upcoming year.
    And a special thanks from the bottom of my heart for all your kind comments and emails you’ve sent my way. Always most appreciative.
    Cheers friend,

  • Cinda Rae Oliverio

    Just found YOU today by way of Sherry!!! Lucky for me I hope! Those pillow cases are gorgeous!!!

  • Sherry Johnson

    Happy anniversary. You are an inspiration.

  • Susan

    I love the pillow cases! I don’t have an embroidery machine, but I really enjoy your creativity. I check your blog regularly – it started with the Memory Makers site yet I also enjoy sewing – so I’m double-blessed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • LindaSonia

    Sign me up!! Love seeing what you’ve made and especially love the instructional sharing you do. Plus I’m in Michigan and imagine my surprise when you posted a while back about your twin sister. I just saw her on the tube this morning! What fun ! LindaSonia

  • Angie

    These are very beautiful. Happy Blogaversary! Lovely blog!

  • Kylie

    Happy blogiversary! I love everything you make, and an embroidery machine is certainly something I covet.

  • gena

    Hi Lisa,
    Congrats on the one year anniversary of your fantastic blog. I really enjoy how you share your creativity with us all in such an inspiring way. Just the though of how you have time bewilders me. I hope we can connect again next year. Summer’s here and keeping the kids happy means I’ll be blogging less. Next year I’m class parent so we’ll see how long my little blog survives. You really do a great job and I think my favorites are the ones with the kiddles.
    xo. Gena

  • Teddi

    Happy Blogiversary! Your ‘spot’ is somewhere I come to brighten my day – thanks for sharing your talent and the pillocases are especially sunny. I love the red!

  • Terri Hogan

    Your pillowcases are beautiful – I can definitely see the red ones on my bed!

  • Sandy

    Whow! Those pillowcases are just beautiful. I just found your site and have bookmarked it as a must see. Thanks for sharing

  • cmaxwell

    What gorgeous pillow cases, you do great work. Congrats on the milestone!

  • Amy

    Congratulations! I just found you – cause you found me! Your pillowcases would have a good home here =)

  • Ellen

    you make beautiful things. I can’t wait to visit again to see what are making next…

  • Danielle Barton

    What beautiful pillow cases! I have never posted before, but I have been stalking your blog through Google reader for some time now. Keep up the awesome work!! Oh, and either color would look great in our master bedroom! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • christy

    Thank you for all the inspiration. It’s so refreshing to visit your blog!

  • angela

    Yes, the embroidery is wonderful. After seeing your site I’m saving my $$ for an embroidery machine. Very motivating!

  • Sue M

    Oh how lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sandra

    Congrats my Dear! You are up and coming! Your work is amazingly beautiful and beyond that I can see just from your photos that your craftsmanship is superb! And I’ve got my eye on the blue set! Hee! Hee!
    Sandra Evertson

  • berta

    Happy Blog Anniversary =) I only found your blog recently, but am loving it. A crafter after my own heart. I love all the crafts you do. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  • Nanette

    They are so lovely. Your work is just perfection. Happy Anniversary.

  • Melanie

    Congrats on your one year anniversary. As I have told you before, I love your blog. You are so talented and everything you make is beautiful. It makes me happy to stop by and see what you are making!

  • tea time and roses

    Well a Big Congratulations to you and many more to come! The pillowcases are beautiful as is all your work! Have a lovely week!

  • Chris

    Congratulations. I always enjoy reading your blog – your interest in so many different crafts mirrors my own. Thanks for a chance at your beautiful pillow cases.

  • Tracy

    Happy blogaversary! I can’t believe you’re giving away those gorgeous pillowcases. Just lovely. I’ve been wanting an embroidery machine ever since I started visiting your blog. I don’t have it yet, but I can live vicariously through you for now.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  • Page

    Those pillowcases are so cute. The red ones would look perfect in our bedroom. thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  • Toni from NC

    Kudos on your Blogaversary! It takes a strong commitment to keep a blog up and going for any amount of time, so CONGRATULATIONS on your success!
    And count me in for the drawing — they’re lovely!

  • Miss Sassy

    Gorgeous! Happy Blogaversary. I love your blog and those red pillowcase covers would look great on my bed…

  • Philomena

    When I grow up I want to be just like you. I love your blog. It is such an inspiration. The pillow cases take me back to my childhood and remind me of the days my mom would wash and iron the ones she had embroidered by hand. Thanks for the memories. I hope I win!

  • Debbie

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Your blog is a bright spot for crafters!
    The pillowcases are beautiful!

  • Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

    Happy Blogaversary. Please put my name in for the beautiful pillowcases! Love your blog.

  • TinaTx

    Happy blogaversary! The pillowcases are wonderful – please put my name in the hat!

  • Donna Godfrey

    I just spent an hour reading your blog. You do beautiful work. I love the red ones….keep blogging.
    Donna Godfrey

  • [email protected]

    Lovely pillowcases! Pick me! Pick me!
    Congratulations on your one year blogaversary.

  • Jen R

    HI! Please enter me in your drawing! Happy Blogaversary!!!
    I saw your project in Romantic Homes. Great idea and very cool!Congrats! Can I ask, does that quilt sealer also work if you stamp on t-shirts and wash them? and where did you find those stamps at? I love the one of the lady looking sideways..Jen R

  • Missy

    Oh my gosh, I did not realize it is only your 100th. Your blog is so professional, I thought you had been blogging alot longer. You are such inspiration with your crafts. Keep It Up!! MISSY

  • Carla Pullum

    Happy blogoversary !! Very pretty pillowcases!

  • Karen R

    Happy Blogaversity! Love the pillowcases. Please enter me in the giveaway! TY!

  • Charlene Oxley

    Happy anniversary, love the pillow cases, especially the red. Love your blog also.

  • Mary

    Happy blogaversary! I’m so glad to have “met” you through your “little blogging experiment.” I always enjoy your posts and projects, and am appreciative of your kind words and encouragement. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging, Lisa!

  • Jody

    Beautiful blog … beautiful pillowcases … happy blogiversary!

  • Sherry Goodloe

    ooooooooo ahhhhhhhhh L-O-V-E your pillowcases! Bbbbbeeeeuuuutiful. Pick me little ones – pick me (smiles)

  • John B

    Either color will work for us. Guest rooms are RED themed as is guest bath — but our room would use the blue better !! They look beautiful!

  • Karin A

    Happy Anniversary! Love the pillowcases!

  • Shelley Jo

    Happy, Happy blog-iversary to you! Those pillowcases are just gorgeous. What a GREAT giveaway.

  • mickey

    Happy Blogaversary to you… :o)
    I too thoroughly enjoy your blog. i only found it 2 weeks ago, and it is one I check each day now.
    Love the pillowcases, and my b-day is June 25, so maybe I’ll get lucky and win. :O) They’re beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing all of your crafty photos and tips. A friend and I are both ordering an easy quilt kit after linking to the quilt in your previous post. They didn’t have the quilt kit listed, but they had another lovely, simple one, so we’re ordering them and making them together so we can “learn” from eachother. So thanks for the inspiration and motivation. :o)

  • Nikki Brey

    Happy Anniversary! I love you and love your blog. As you know you are now a favorite :0) Keep up the wonderful work and great attitude.

  • Renee

    Happy Blog-iversary!! I enjoy reading, and looking at your blog!

  • Dawn

    Love these….so very pretty…
    Happy blog-iversary to you!!!
    Dawn @ 4:53am

  • Staci

    Happy blogoversary Lisa! I always look forward to reading your posts. Love all of your creative pursuits.

  • Stephanie

    How LOVELY! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  • ConnieC

    Very pretty. Congrats on the anniversary.
    I think that edge detail would add something really special to a little girl’s pillowcase dress. I’ve wanted to make a pillowcase dress for a friend’s little girl, just so I could take some beach photos in the dress. I think I’ll go check out your instructions to see if I could duplicate the look.
    Thanks for all the pretty inspiration!

  • SmilynStef

    congrats on your first year … I have certainly enjoyed all of the wonderful things you share … thanks for the chance to win … these remind me ironing on the patterns and embroidering with my grandma … great memories.

  • Mary Jenkins

    holy moly.. these have so much work put into them! they are so perfect. please count me in! i think both colors are awesome!

  • Carla

    OOOOOOOHHHHH! OK-I want the red set. Go ahead and put my name on that one! LOL! A girl can try, can’t she? Happy blogaversary. I’m so glad we’ve become friends. Your blog is inspiring, and so are you! Enjoy father’s day with your family!

  • Sue B

    Well happy blogaversary! I always enjoy stopping by your blog because I always leave inspired. The pillowcases are a most generous giveaway!

  • Angela

    These are beautiful! I would love to win the red ones!

  • Claudia

    Happy blogversary! The embroidery is beautiful, as everything you do ๐Ÿ˜›
    Many more posts and crafts for you!

  • lucy

    Happy Blogversary Lisa!!! Your blog continues to be of inspiration to us.

  • lisagh

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us and for providing such wonderful inspiration.

  • Michaele

    Congratulations on your blogaversary! The “Pillow Talk” post was one of my favorites, though I’ve been a faithful reader since stumbling across your blog last Christmas. Your ideas are inspiring, your guidance and encouragement shared in the most gracious spirit- you’re pretty terrific! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway as well, the shams are gorgeous!

  • martha Bilski

    ooh I love the red…these are sooo pretty. i can’t resist joining the fun. Makes me want to get an embroidery machine but where would I put it? lol.
    Beautiful blog and I look forward to your posts!

  • Mary Bright

    how wonderful! I haven’t been reading for much of this year. I just found your blog last night, but I did stay up till the wee hours of the night reading past posts. Very lovely blog.

  • essensevibez

    congratulations Sis!…i love visitng your blog and love everything you do…keep up the good work…here’s to more years of celebrating life and reading your blog!!!…
    remain blessed!!

  • theresa

    hey! love, love, love your blog. it is soooo something that i would go searching for. you are so talented and i am impressed with all of the things that you know how to do. i, too, am from a family that sews, will knit and crochet, quilts, etc and they have all taught me some version of their skills. it shocks me how many people dont have even a little bit of knowledge in these areas…maybe your blog will fix some of that!
    i very much enjoyed meeting you at the workshop and look forward to officially stalking your blog!

  • sockiepuppetsmom

    Happy Blogaversary! I love your blog and the last post with that beautiful quilt has inspired me to try quilting. Thanks for all you do!

  • Isabelle

    Congrats on the blogaversary! Your pillowcases are beautiful and I would love to enter the giveaway.

  • Donna

    Very pretty pillow cases!
    Happy Blogaversary!

  • adrienne

    Happy Blogaversary!!! Those are beautiful!

  • Kaja

    First to enter!! I just love following your blog, and when I first saw these pillowcases I remembered thinking that they were so pretty…
    Thanks for all the inspiration your giving us readers!